Travelers beware: U.S. agents now have the authority to seize and retain laptops indefinitely, according to a new policy detailed in documents issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.As part of border search policy, government agents are now authorized to seize electronic devices and inspect documents in them, the document states. The electronic devices might include laptops, cell phones, portable music players or storage devices such as portable hard drives.
Is the iPhone Headed for a Redesign?
An industry source has told the Daily Mail that a "nano" version of the iPhone is expected to be unveiled by Apple in time for Christmas. A source has also told the newspaper that the so-called "nano phone" could have a touch-wheel on the back and a display on the front, enabling numbers to be dialed from behind.
Cuil Apologizes for Porn Imagery
Search engine firm Cuil has apologized for its quantum porn, blaming the incident on "a serious corruption of [its] files." After serving up random pornographic graphics in response to searches for a Grenoble-based quantum computing researcher, the company issued an apology. "It was indeed a serious corruption in our files that resulted in the inappropriate image being displayed," Cuil officials said.
Dell Tries to Patent "Cloud Computing"
Dell is attempting to trademark the tech industry's favourite buzzword - "cloud computing". The company is trying to gain control of the ubiquitous term according to a document filed on the US Patent and Trademark Office's website.Dell's application has already reached the so-called "notice of allowance" stage, whereby a company is granted "written notification from the USPTO that a specific mark has survived the opposition period."
Thailand Halts Grand Theft Auto Sales After Murder
A Thai video game distributor halted sales of "Grand Theft Auto" on Monday after a teenager confessed to robbing and murdering a taxi driver while trying to recreate a scene from the controversial game. "He said he wanted to find out if it was as easy in real life to rob a taxi as it was in the game," a chief police investigator said. Have these games gotten too violent?